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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In San Antonio

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your San Antonio house’s window treatments, many folks will forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t guess your at-home status.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in San Antonio can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to complement the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

So with these details in play, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in San Antonio?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a San Antonio Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your needs, making them the ideal garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are durable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than grappling with cords in a poorly lit and crowded space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  The good news is you can get a damp rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters to remove dirt and stains. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For Your Garage In San Antonio?

While plantation shutters are undoubtedly the best window covering for your garage, you might be thinking about installing a cheaper product. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty space.

First, avoid anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the curtain or shade will begin to look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with new ones, but you’ll just get more ratty looking curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and ready to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s dampness and temperature issues. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments will start to take in excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become permanently unhinged on one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a tornado has pulled down the window treatments.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to open and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 210-876-0377 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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